Community Guidelines

Introduction

In order to maintain a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone, we’ve created a set of community standards to serve as a moral compass for behavior on our platform. These standards help define what is acceptable in the CSE Community community. They aren’t tied to any law, but are used to govern our platform policies. They reflect our attitudes, expectations, and social norms. Our community standards are rooted in the following values — respect, safety, acceptance, support, and open-mindedness.

 

Just like our community, these standards will continue to grow, evolve, and change. We have embedded examples in the community standards for unacceptable activities on CSE Community. Please note that these are intended to be examples only and not a complete list.  

 

We encourage our community to use our reporting tools when encountering anything that is unacceptable. We want to create the best experience for all community members, and ask that you respect and follow these guidelines.

 

Spam

We define spam on CSE Community as a messaging activity that is unwanted, repeatedly occurring, and disruptive to the experience of recipients. Spam can take many forms ranging from unwanted direct or group messages to solicitations that aim to drive traffic or attention to external websites, products, and services outside of CSE Community.

Do not:

  • Send multiple unsolicited or deceptive messages.

  • Abuse our communication tools to distribute mass messages.

 

 

Objectionable Content

Hate Speech

CSE Community defines hate speech as words or ideas that are designed to incite violence or hatred against a person, or group of people, defined on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, religion, age, disability, or other similar ground. CSE Community is committed to moving swiftly and aggressively to investigate conduct that has been flagged as hate speech, and will respond in a manner that is consistent with Zimbabwean laws and university regulations. We take hate speech violations very seriously, and anyone using hate speech towards another user will be removed from CSE Community. 

 

Do not:

Use violent or dehumanizing speech against a person or group of people defined on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, religion, age, disability, or other similar ground. 

 

Discrimination

Under CSE Community's community standards, discrimination means unfair or unequal treatment of an individual or group based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, race, religion, and sexual orientation. CSE Community will investigate claims of discrimination on a case-by-case basis, and defend protected groups whenever possible.

 

Do not:

Publish, offer, or ask for any content that expresses or supports discriminatory ideas. 

 

Adult, Nudity, and Sexual Activity

Explicit content meant to be sexually gratifying is not allowed on CSE Community. If detected or reported, sexually explicit content will be blocked and participants could be banned from the app.. 

 

Sexually explicit content featuring minors and content that seeks to sexually exploit minors is prohibited on CSE Community. We immediately report content that violates this policy to the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

 

Do not post, offer or ask for:

  • Nude or adult related images, or videos.

  • Sex or sexual partners.

  • Sex chats or conversations.

  • Nonconsensual images.

  • Child/or child-like sex.

  • Sexual violence or denigration.

  • Sexually charged modeling.

  • The execution of fetish scenarios.

  • Sexually charged voiceovers.

 

 

Exception

CSE Community will allow nudity when the primary purpose is educational, scientific, or artistic, and it isn't gratuitous. For example, a video shared by a midwife depicting proper breastfeeding technique would be appropriate.

 

Anti-Harassment Policy 

CSE Community prohibits any and all behavior and communication on the platform that is inappropriate and could be considered harassment. This includes, but is not limited to bullying, sexual advances, offensive comments/conduct, or discrimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

 

When communicating on CSE Community, do not:

  • Solicit any sexual interaction. 

  • Ask inappropriate personal questions.

  • Express sexual advances or sexual innuendos.

  • Use profanity, lewd, or derogatory terms.

  • Use offensive or culturally inappropriate/insensitive communication.

 

CSE Community will act quickly to restrict users who harass on the platform.

 

Fake News

CSE Community defines Fake News as false or intentionally misleading information or propaganda that is developed and presented as authentic news. If it is reported or flagged that CSE Community's platform is being used to create or promote the spread of fake news; we will investigate and take action accordingly. 

 

Political and Election policies

CSE Community is not a political platform and all political messages will be removed

 

Violence and Criminal Behavior

Threats

While we know that people sometimes express frustration or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we can’t risk the safety of our community or the general public by ignoring threats of physical harm. We will attempt to consider language and context when distinguishing casual comments from credible threats to public or personal safety, but CSE Community will also act quickly to block accounts and may notify law enforcement when threats appear to be credible.

 

Do not:

Threaten violence against another community member

 

Incitement

Incitement means encouraging or asking other people to engage in unlawful conduct.  Be aware that inciting others to commit a crime may be a crime in itself, regardless of the outcome of the request. 

 

Do not:

Ask for or instruct people to break the law.

Engage in activities of questionable legality.

 

Self-Harm

We care deeply about the safety of our community. If someone you're communicating with expresses suicidal thoughts or is engaging in self-harm, please contact local authorities immediately and flag the content to our Admin teams through the Contact Us page.  

 

If you’re going through an emotionally challenging time yourself or struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, we urge you to seek immediate assistance. For 24-hour free, confidential, and immediate support seeNational Helpline pages in the app.

 

Minors policy

CSE Community’s Terms of Use require that all users be at least 18 years of age.